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UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

UNC Medical Center Receives ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation

Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms and have primary PCI available 24/7 every day of the year.

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National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

National Prison Project Tracks the Pandemic Behind Bars

Researchers at UNC and two other institutions launch the COVID Prison Project. Lauren Brinkley-Rubinstein, PhD, assistant professor in the UNC Department of Social Medicine, is a co-founder of the project.

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UNC Researcher Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

UNC Researcher Leads National Survey on Mental Health Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic

Olafur Palsson, PsyD, professor of medicine in the UNC School of Medicine, led a study investigating the emotional and mental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. The study authors are releasing their findings directly to the public in an effort to provide guidance and understanding to individuals and clinicians as the pandemic evolves.

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Egg Oral Immunotherapy Could be Better Option than Baked Egg Therapy in Egg-Allergic Children

Egg Oral Immunotherapy Could be Better Option than Baked Egg Therapy in Egg-Allergic Children

Edwin Kim, MD, MS, at the UNC School of Medicine reported results from a five-year multi-site study for the treatment of egg allergy in children, showing that egg oral immunotherapy was significantly more likely to achieve sustained unresponsiveness compared to children opting for baked egg therapy.

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UNC Health Eases Visitor Restrictions for Triangle

Patients at UNC Medical Center, UNC REX and Johnston Health will be allowed one visitor

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First-of-its-kind UNC study finds oral hygiene training can significantly reduce  pneumonia in nursing homes

First-of-its-kind UNC study finds oral hygiene training can significantly reduce pneumonia in nursing homes

The UNC Sheps Center’s Mouth Care Without a Battle training program shows promising results after one year, underscores need to establish new standards of care for residents with dementia. UNC School of Medicine’s Philip Sloane, MD, MPH, is the program co-director.

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Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reduces Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Continuous Glucose Monitoring Reduces Hypoglycemia in Older Adults with Type 1 Diabetes

Laura Young, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine, was UNC’s principal investigator for this six-month clinical trial that shows the use of continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) reduces serious levels of hypoglycemia compared with standard monitoring by daily use of blood glucose finger-stick test strips.

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Roth Leads $26.9 Million Project to Create Better Psychiatric Medications

Roth Leads $26.9 Million Project to Create Better Psychiatric Medications

Funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), a team of internationally acclaimed researchers led by UNC School of Medicine’s Bryan L. Roth, MD, PhD, aims to create new medications to effectively and rapidly treat depression, anxiety, and substance abuse without major side effects.

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UNC Researchers Create New Type of Accurate COVID-19 Antibody Test

UNC Researchers Create New Type of Accurate COVID-19 Antibody Test

UNC School of Medicine researchers Aravinda de Silva, PhD, and Prem Lakshmanane, PhD, and colleagues developed a COVID-19 test that pinpoints human antibodies specific to a particular part of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. The test can be ramped up to document past and recent COVID-19 infections and possibly used to identify asymptomatic virus infection and the level of immunity in individuals.

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Foundation of Hope Funds Nearly Half a Million Dollars to UNC Mental Illness Research

The Foundation of Hope for Research and Treatment of Mental Illness (FOH) will award almost $475,000 to 13 investigators from the UNC Department of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine.

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Strahl Lab Decodes Another Piece of the Histone Code Puzzle

Strahl Lab Decodes Another Piece of the Histone Code Puzzle

In the journal Cell Reports, Brian Strahl, PhD, and colleagues engineered a genome regulator to reveal its important biological functions of genome access.

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FARE Clinical Network Selects UNC Allergy and Immunology as FCN Discovery Center of Distinction

FARE Clinical Network Selects UNC Allergy and Immunology as FCN Discovery Center of Distinction

The UNC Allergy and Immunology Clinic has been selected to become an FCN Discovery Center of Distinction. With this new designation, lead principal investigator, Edwin Kim, MD, MS, will receive a $100,000 stipend to help develop critical infrastructure necessary to deliver optimal clinical care and leadership in the community to patients with food allergy.

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 FNIH Launches Project Testing Antibiotic to Prevent Infections in Mothers, Newborns

FNIH Launches Project Testing Antibiotic to Prevent Infections in Mothers, Newborns

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) has announced a new project to test whether an antibiotic taken during labor can prevent infections in mothers and newborns in seven countries. The UNC-Chapel Hill site leader is Carl Bose, MD.

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North Carolina Healthcare Heroes Join Online Research Community to Help Fight COVID-19

North Carolina Healthcare Heroes Join Online Research Community to Help Fight COVID-19

North Carolina researchers call for a diverse group of essential workers in health care to join HeroesResearch.org to share experiences and evaluate prevention strategies. The UNC site leader for this effort is Ross Boyce, MD.

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UNC Researchers Collaborate on Project to Study Pandemic’s Impact on People with Eating Disorders

UNC Researchers Collaborate on Project to Study Pandemic’s Impact on People with Eating Disorders

Cynthia Bulik, PhD, founding director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) is leading a study with Christine Peat, PhD, director of the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED), to characterize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with eating disorders. Preliminary data from the U.S. and the Netherlands are being published to share with clinicians and caregivers to provide a roadmap forward as the pandemic evolves.

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Researchers Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs

Researchers Map SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Cells of Nasal Cavity, Bronchia, Lungs

Major study of coronavirus infection in human airways adds to evidence that wearing a mask is an important protective step toward limiting transmission of COVID-19. The lead authors of the study in the journal Cell are UNC-Chapel Hill pulmonary expert Richard Boucher, MD, and virology expert Ralph Baric, PhD.

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A message from Dr. Burks: A time to pull together

Dr. Wesley Burks, CEO of UNC Health and Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, shares a message with the UNC Health community.

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Experimental Drug Found to Improve Symptoms of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Experimental Drug Found to Improve Symptoms of Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

James F. Howard Jr., MD, professor in the UNC Department of Neurology, was principal investigator of the phase 3 trial for the experimental drug efgartigimod, developed by Belgian pharmaceutical company Argenx.

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Gathering Big Data to Accelerate COVID-19 fight

Gathering Big Data to Accelerate COVID-19 fight

Scientists around the country are creating a secure, central database of electronic health records from coronavirus patients to aid in the ongoing effort to treat patients effectively. The UNC-Chapel Hill site leader is John Buse, MD, PhD, director of the NC TraCS Institute.

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